The Trump administration proposes that government agencies should define sex as "a person's status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth."
#WontBeErased hashtag erupted hours after The New York Times reported the Trump administration's push via a memo for a new legal definition of gender, which would essentially eradicate the estimated 1.4 million Americans who identify as a different gender than the one assigned assigned at birth.
'Your radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indian will be sent back packing to the reservation': Racist Republican Says of Democrat Running for Congress
The bigot resigned with no apology Sharice Davids.
Republican precinct committeeman Michael Kalny of Shawnee sent a Facebook message about Democratic congressional candidate Sharice Davids, who is running against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep Kevin Yoder for the 3rd congressional district seat in Kansas.
Emily's List posted on Twitter in response: "This racist, homophobic language is totally unacceptable. We're proud to stand with her & to help elect her." They've since promoted her, and another Native American candidate Deb Haaland of New Mexico.
A Kansas GOP official called @sharicedavids a “radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indian" who would "be sent back packing to the reservation." This racist, homophobic language is totally unacceptable. We're proud to stand with her & to help elect her. https://t.co/j7OuenwiHs
— EMILY's List (@emilyslist) October 10, 2018
Davids responded that the message "doesn't represent Kansas values, and it doesn't represent the values of the Republicans we know, many who support this campaign."
On Wednesday, Kalny resigned. "He reflected an apologetic attitude and didn't want to bring negative attention on the party or candidates running in this area," Johnson County Republican Party Chairman Mike Jones said.No word on an official apology from Kalny to Davids yet. The hateful message was sent to Anne Pritchett, president of the Johnson County Democratic Women's north chapter, who had posted "hostile" messages on candidate Yoder's page in this fiery election race.
Davids, a LGBT lawyer and amateur mixed-martial arts fighter, could become the first ever openly gay member of the Kansas Congressional delegation, if she wins, as well as the first female Native American lawmaker in Washington.
Kalny, when questioned about his message by local media, said he needed to talk to his attorney and hung up the phone.
He also resigned from his position on the board of directors for the Kansas City Barbecue Society citing "personal reasons."
C.J. Grover, a spokesman for Yoder, denounced Kalny's comments:
"Kevin (Yoder) doesn't believe this type of rhetoric is appropriate at all. It's unacceptable," Grover said. "These kind of nasty personal attacks are all too prevalent in politics these days, and it needs to stop."
Davids has shown up in pre-election polls as leading Yoder by as much as 8 percent. She also faces Chris Clemmons, a libertarian candidate, on Nov. 6. Voter registration ends on Oct. 17, less than one week away.
The Supreme Court fails to address anti-discriminatory laws head on.
Self-identification can help companies to better develop programs and benefits that meet the needs of LGBTQ associates and to better attract and retain a diverse talent pool to stay competitive in today's tight labor market.
Originally Published by ADP.
Numerous studies have shown that having a diverse workforce brings a wider range of opinions to the table which leads to better problem solving and drives innovation. But to benefit from diverse perspectives, companies first need to understand the makeup of their employee population beyond gender, ethnicity and race.
The Supreme Court made it clear that you cannot target people based on religion or sexual orientation — but left the future of similar cases in limbo.
Lupe Valdez, former sheriff of Dallas County, is the first openly gay and Latina to win a major party nomination for governor in Texas.
Vickers Cunningham is said to be a longtime racist.
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"I consider myself to be a free-ass motherf***er," the singer said.
As the Trump administration seeks to cut HUD's funding, the agency is aligning its mission with "the secretary's priorities."
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As Trump's GOP twists gay hating into "religious freedom," LGBT Republicans are living in the Trump Twilight Zone.
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Tireless bedroom busybody goes international as the champion of religion from the five-children-from-three-women-porn-star-payoff administration.
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